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by HarryImp
Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:34 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 120-400 V 150-500
Replies: 1
Views: 4297

120-400 V 150-500

Hi all
I am looking to buy a new lens, and cannot decide between these two.
Can anybody make a reccomendation?
Harry

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by HarryImp
Thu May 16, 2013 6:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 300 F4 + 1.4x Vs 100-400 @400
Replies: 8
Views: 4530

RE: 300 F4 + 1.4x Vs 100-400 @400

Compared to a prime, it does lack quality does it not?

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by HarryImp
Thu May 16, 2013 5:56 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 300 F4 + 1.4x Vs 100-400 @400
Replies: 8
Views: 4530

RE: 300 F4 + 1.4x Vs 100-400 @400

Thanks, its a tricky one, as I need one lens that can cover between 300 and 400 with good sharpness, for less than £1000. So basically, 300 sometimes too short, 400 sometimes too long, and the 100-400 lacks quality!!

Harry

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by HarryImp
Wed May 15, 2013 4:03 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 300 F4 + 1.4x Vs 100-400 @400
Replies: 8
Views: 4530

RE: 300 F4 + 1.4x Vs 100-400 @400

Many thanks. I am really very interested in the 400 f/5.6 too, but I go to air bases a lot, and I think that being stuck at 400 all the time, may just be a little long, so the 300 with converter is more flexible?

What about the Autofocus?

Many thanks
Harry

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by HarryImp
Wed May 15, 2013 3:22 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 300 F4 + 1.4x Vs 100-400 @400
Replies: 8
Views: 4530

300 F4 + 1.4x Vs 100-400 @400

Hi all,
I was wondering if people could help me.
I was looking into new lenses and was wondering, which is sharper/better AF, out of the 300 f4 with a 1.4x Teleconvertor, or the 100-400 at 400mm?

Thanks
Harry

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by HarryImp
Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:15 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 400 F/5.6 On 1.6x Crop Camera
Replies: 33
Views: 7534

RE: 400 F/5.6 On 1.6x Crop Camera

Thanks for the reply. Yes the 100-400 is a great lens, however it loses a lot of sharpness above 350. I have 2 bodies so the swapping of bodies would not be neccesary for nearby shots, as I have a very good <acronym title="Augsburg Airways (Germany)">IQ</acronym> 70-300 <acronym title="Island Airlin...

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by HarryImp
Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:21 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 400 F/5.6 On 1.6x Crop Camera
Replies: 33
Views: 7534

RE: 400 F/5.6 On 1.6x Crop Camera

Definately swaying to the 400. the 100-400 has been ruled out. Still unsure about how much i need IS.

How much difference does just a cheap monopod make may i ask?


Harry

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by HarryImp
Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:00 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 400 F/5.6 On 1.6x Crop Camera
Replies: 33
Views: 7534

RE: 400 F/5.6 On 1.6x Crop Camera

OK so what would people reccomend 300 f/4 <acronym title="Island Airlines (USA) and Eagle Air/Arnaflug (Iceland)">IS</acronym> with 1.4X <acronym title="Business Air (United Kingdom)">II</acronym> 400 f.5,6 100-400. The <acronym title="Island Airlines (USA) and Eagle Air/Arnaflug (Iceland)">IS</acro...

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by HarryImp
Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:17 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 400 F/5.6 On 1.6x Crop Camera
Replies: 33
Views: 7534

RE: 400 F/5.6 On 1.6x Crop Camera

But I have heard with the TC the image quality is nowhere near that of the 400?

Would I be better with a 100-400, would this have similar quality to the 300+1.4x?

I must say I do still quite like the idea of a 400 prime though!

Harry

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by HarryImp
Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:57 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 400 F/5.6 On 1.6x Crop Camera
Replies: 33
Views: 7534

400 F/5.6 On 1.6x Crop Camera

Hi all, I currently have a 20D 1.6x crop factor camera. I have been saving up for a while thinking of getting a 400 f/5.6. The <acronym title="Augsburg Airways (Germany)">IQ</acronym> and I am not worried about <acronym title="Island Airlines (USA) and Eagle Air/Arnaflug (Iceland)">IS</acronym>. I m...

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by HarryImp
Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Sigma 50-500 Or 150-500 For Hire
Replies: 10
Views: 9169

RE: Sigma 50-500 Or 150-500 For Hire

Would I maybe be better with a 400mm F/5.6 and cropping a bit then?

Harry

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by HarryImp
Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:10 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Sigma 50-500 Or 150-500 For Hire
Replies: 10
Views: 9169

RE: Sigma 50-500 Or 150-500 For Hire

Possibly, but 500 is preferred.

How is it different to using a 70-300 with the practise?


Harry

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by HarryImp
Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:52 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Sigma 50-500 Or 150-500 For Hire
Replies: 10
Views: 9169

RE: Sigma 50-500 Or 150-500 For Hire

Thanks for the help all.

As i said this is not a purchase, just to be used of one airshow, so 500 will not always be needed..

The distance is a long distance though, so it would be reguarlaly quite a high focal length...

Does anybody have any more advice?

Harry

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by HarryImp
Mon Apr 09, 2012 1:41 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Sigma 50-500 Or 150-500 For Hire
Replies: 10
Views: 9169

Sigma 50-500 Or 150-500 For Hire

Hi all, I am going to Florennes airshow, and therefore I am hiring another lens, up to 500mm. I am choosing between the above two lenses, and which would people reccomend for <acronym title="Augsburg Airways (Germany)">IQ</acronym> and how easy it will be to get used to the lens compared to my 70-30...

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by HarryImp
Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:03 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Florennes/Evreux Photography
Replies: 6
Views: 4406

RE: Florennes/Evreux Photography

Anyone else have any opinons?
Harry

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by HarryImp
Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:59 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Florennes/Evreux Photography
Replies: 6
Views: 4406

RE: Florennes/Evreux Photography

A few of them, are they the same distance?

Harry  

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by HarryImp
Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:50 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Florennes/Evreux Photography
Replies: 6
Views: 4406

Florennes/Evreux Photography

Hi All,

Looking to go to Florennes airshow as well as Evreux this year, but only have a 70-300mm Lens – will this be enough at both, not sure how far you are from the runway?

Thanks
Harry

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by HarryImp
Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:02 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 75-300 III USM Or 70-300 Is USM
Replies: 14
Views: 6134

RE: 75-300 III USM Or 70-300 Is USM

Yes but that 70-200 is out of the question due to range + cost. So is there any more info?!

Harry

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by HarryImp
Sun Nov 27, 2011 3:02 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 75-300 III USM Or 70-300 Is USM
Replies: 14
Views: 6134

75-300 III USM Or 70-300 Is USM

Hi all I have been set on the 75-300 iii usm for a while but today, the 70-300 is usm lens came to my attention. It is however a lot more money, and I will have to wait a bit longer in order to buy this, and was wondering is the extra price worth it. Also is the price increase due to just the <acron...

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by HarryImp
Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:03 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Can Someone Explain Pro/con Of RAW Editing?
Replies: 53
Views: 7380

RE: Can Someone Explain Pro/con Of RAW Editing?

Sorry to dig up an old thread but I currently shoot RAW but often find myself filling the buffer with just 6 in the buffer at 3fps.

Should i shoot RAW or does anyone have any tips to alter my shooting style instead of just hold and hope???


Harry

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by HarryImp
Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:15 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Absolute Beginner: How Much Do I Need To Edit My P
Replies: 26
Views: 6753

RE: Absolute Beginner: How Much Do I Need To Edit My P

Many thanks for help.

If i go onto smart sharpen (CS5 i have) what settings do I want to get it right??

And how do i use the NR on ACR? I have been told setting luminance to 50 is this right, or is there better??

Many thanks
Harry

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by HarryImp
Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:31 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Absolute Beginner: How Much Do I Need To Edit My P
Replies: 26
Views: 6753

RE: Absolute Beginner: How Much Do I Need To Edit My P

Hi

I am also new to editing and was wondering what method i should use for sharpening??

I either make it grainy/soft and cant get it right.. And also how can i reduce noise in editing??


Harry

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by HarryImp
Wed Aug 31, 2011 3:29 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Malaga Photography?
Replies: 5
Views: 3876

RE: Malaga Photography?

So is the field C on this map??http://www.aire.org/rnac/malaga/index.htm And also is there any chance of any shots of aircraft departing?? And thaks for info about 13, it looks very good but unfortunately the weather forecast looks like 31  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums...

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by HarryImp
Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Malaga Photography?
Replies: 5
Views: 3876

RE: Malaga Photography?

Many thanks I will be going in the afternoon. Dont suppose you can tell me anymore about this field and how to get there could you?


Thanks!
Harry

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by HarryImp
Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:37 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Malaga Photography?
Replies: 5
Views: 3876

Malaga Photography?

Hi

Where can i photograph at Malaga when Runway 31 is in use? I know there is a viewing area in the museum but is that OK? I cannot find anything else??

Thanks
Harry

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by HarryImp
Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:50 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Best Lense £250-300?
Replies: 15
Views: 4055

RE: Best Lense £250-300?

70-300 is usm sounds your best option!

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by HarryImp
Thu Jul 28, 2011 7:59 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Help - 20D Error 99
Replies: 8
Views: 4934

RE: Help - 20D Error 99

Yes about 50000... bught it second hand about 1 month ago, with a warranty so didnt expect that... At least it wont cost but still a pain in the neck..

How long should it take??

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by HarryImp
Thu Jul 28, 2011 3:36 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Help - 20D Error 99
Replies: 8
Views: 4934

Help - 20D Error 99

Hi all I was out with my 20d today, taking pictures of aircraft. I turn it off as i was not using it, then later i turn it on again and i see Error 99 pop up. Oh dear. But then my shutter kept continiously clicking. Even when i turned it of!! Only when i took the battery out it stopped! Just clicked...

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by HarryImp
Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:21 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Which Is Better -Sigma 170-500/Canon 70-300 Is USM
Replies: 2
Views: 6806

Which Is Better -Sigma 170-500/Canon 70-300 Is USM

Hi

I wanted to know which will do me best for aviation??


Harry

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by HarryImp
Sat Jul 23, 2011 8:19 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 70-300 Is USM With Teleconvertor Help Please
Replies: 16
Views: 9827

RE: 70-300 Is USM With Teleconvertor Help Please

Ok thanks So it will work?? Or not all the time?? Which Kenko convertor will I want? What difference will it make to the quality of the picture??? I want good pictures, but i dont think will ever be up to Airliners standard for a while yet anyway. So i am just concentrating it for my own benefit atm...

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by HarryImp
Fri Jul 22, 2011 3:41 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 70-300 Is USM With Teleconvertor Help Please
Replies: 16
Views: 9827

RE: 70-300 Is USM With Teleconvertor Help Please

Hmm ok... well how come this bloke with a 75-300 III USM managed too? I thought the same as you but it baffled me!!

Harry

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by HarryImp
Fri Jul 22, 2011 3:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 70-300 Is USM With Teleconvertor Help Please
Replies: 16
Views: 9827

RE: 70-300 Is USM With Teleconvertor Help Please

Will the AF still work???


May I ask why it wont be good enough for uploads on here??

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by HarryImp
Fri Jul 22, 2011 3:16 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 70-300 Is USM With Teleconvertor Help Please
Replies: 16
Views: 9827

70-300 Is USM With Teleconvertor Help Please

Hi all I have got a 70-300 <acronym title="Island Airlines (USA) and Eagle Air/Arnaflug (Iceland)">IS</acronym> <acronym title="Surat Thani - Samui (USM / VTSM), Thailand">USM</acronym> f/4-5.6 but fancy a bit more reach. I thought a 1.4X <acronym title="Air Tanzania">TC</acronym> was out of the equ...

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by HarryImp
Mon Jul 18, 2011 4:43 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Is 300mm Enough For Airshows?
Replies: 7
Views: 6075

Is 300mm Enough For Airshows?

Hi all..

I had a 300 mm lens at RIAT this weekend and couldnt seem to get very close to the aircraft???

Is this normal or not and was just wondering if 300 is enough?

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by HarryImp
Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:35 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Airshow Statics
Replies: 4
Views: 3995

Airshow Statics

Hi all, Am going to RIAT on Saturday and should have my first DSLR -20D. But will only have 18-55 lens by then so statics is all i will get. Isnt it? But can someone give any tips please, on the settings i will need for statics (and flying if there is any chance of getting a shot) , <acronym title="...

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by HarryImp
Tue Jun 21, 2011 5:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New-Lens Help!
Replies: 35
Views: 6504

RE: New-Lens Help!

I apologise, i meant was there anyone else that used this lens so i could see some sample shots, thats all 


Harry

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by HarryImp
Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:10 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New-Lens Help!
Replies: 35
Views: 6504

RE: New-Lens Help!

Anyone else?  

Harry

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by HarryImp
Fri Jun 17, 2011 6:52 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New-Lens Help!
Replies: 35
Views: 6504

RE: New-Lens Help!

I apologise. I basically would like to get images and to be able to get serials. Now I know this I was looking if anyone else uses the 70-33 <acronym title="Island Airlines (USA) and Eagle Air/Arnaflug (Iceland)">IS</acronym> <acronym title="Surat Thani - Samui (USM / VTSM), Thailand">USM</acronym>,...

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by HarryImp
Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:43 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New To Aviation Photography...
Replies: 12
Views: 7273

RE: New To Aviation Photography...

Within your budget, maybe the 550D with the 70-300 IS USM (Not the L version) Just a suggestion, but this looks like a decent setup, even though im a newbie. Would you be willing to go 2nd hand? If not in UK then Park Cameras and Amazon seem to be the best priced ! Harry<br><br>[Edited 2011-06-16 13...

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by HarryImp
Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:00 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New-Lens Help!
Replies: 35
Views: 6504

RE: New-Lens Help!

I apologise for that. Basiclaly I want the best lens for around £300 second hand to go with 400d, which will get me the best military photos for that price, but would also be good to get serials.


Thanks
Harry

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by HarryImp
Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:13 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New-Lens Help!
Replies: 35
Views: 6504

RE: New-Lens Help!

Right I will definately be getting a camera.. Basically i am look for anyone with any experience of a 70-300 <acronym title="Island Airlines (USA) and Eagle Air/Arnaflug (Iceland)">IS</acronym> <acronym title="Surat Thani - Samui (USM / VTSM), Thailand">USM</acronym>. And is it worth the extra money...

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by HarryImp
Thu Jun 16, 2011 3:15 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New-Lens Help!
Replies: 35
Views: 6504

RE: New-Lens Help!

Hmm i am in a real dilemma here lol.. I would like to take photos, but would also like registrations on the floor!

I suppose a camera would be better for registrations of moving objects if they had a fast shutter speed though?


Harry

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by HarryImp
Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:50 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New-Lens Help!
Replies: 35
Views: 6504

RE: New-Lens Help!

Ok thanks. Well will the lens i have mentioned be better than Binos on 18x zoom?

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by HarryImp
Thu Jun 16, 2011 1:39 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New-Lens Help!
Replies: 35
Views: 6504

RE: New-Lens Help!

Thanks.. Would a televoncerto ever work with it, as if i dont have enough reach would this help me to get the serials?
Remember military serials can be quite small? I would really like to get them!!!

Harry

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by HarryImp
Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:19 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New-Lens Help!
Replies: 35
Views: 6504

RE: New-Lens Help!

Many thanks Mate!! I know I would use <acronym title="Island Airlines (USA) and Eagle Air/Arnaflug (Iceland)">IS</acronym> but if i was only paying extra for the <acronym title="Island Airlines (USA) and Eagle Air/Arnaflug (Iceland)">IS</acronym> then i would not bother. If the optics are better the...

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by HarryImp
Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:50 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New-Lens Help!
Replies: 35
Views: 6504

RE: New-Lens Help!

Well i dont want to spend too much, but if the 70-300mm is usm is worth it then I will. Basically I know that the <acronym title="Island Airlines (USA) and Eagle Air/Arnaflug (Iceland)">IS</acronym> is not all abot the <acronym title="Island Airlines (USA) and Eagle Air/Arnaflug (Iceland)">IS</acron...

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by HarryImp
Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:10 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New-Lens Help!
Replies: 35
Views: 6504

RE: New-Lens Help!

So without <acronym title="Island Airlines (USA) and Eagle Air/Arnaflug (Iceland)">IS</acronym>, the 70-300 <acronym title="Island Airlines (USA) and Eagle Air/Arnaflug (Iceland)">IS</acronym> <acronym title="Surat Thani - Samui (USM / VTSM), Thailand">USM</acronym> is still much better than the 75-...

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by HarryImp
Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:43 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New-Lens Help!
Replies: 35
Views: 6504

RE: New-Lens Help!

Many thanks... Well my main aim is Serials from a decent distance, and also of moving Military aircraft in the UK. Also i would quite like to get some decent shots. Sorry if i was unclear! Does this change anything? What is the best canon lens i could get for under £300/$400 2nd hand? (At least 300m...

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by HarryImp
Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:26 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New-Lens Help!
Replies: 35
Views: 6504

RE: New-Lens Help!

Also if i could get a better Lens i would be willing to change camera totally to a different brand.

Basically I dont want to spend too much at all, SECOND HAND. Maybe £500/$650 for both absolute max? What would get me the best results?


Harry

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by HarryImp
Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:32 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 2x Teleconvertor
Replies: 4
Views: 2480

2x Teleconvertor

Hi all, This is for a mate: Hi, I have got the Canon 350d with 75-300mm III <acronym title="Surat Thani - Samui (USM / VTSM), Thailand">USM</acronym> lens. I would quite like a televonvertor, to aid me as I often want to get serials from aircraft on the ground. I know people will say get binoculars ...

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